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  • Paxar Announces HF Printer-Encoder

    By Mary Catherine O'Connor

    The company says it is responding to its customers' interest in using HF tags for item-level tagging and product-authentication applications.

  • Lehigh Valley Hospital to Use RFID to Manage OR Patients

    By Beth Bacheldor

    The hospital group will use active UWB tags to track patients' locations in real time, and to document the status of their care.

  • Researchers Use RFID to Fight SIDS

    By Claire Swedberg

    A team at the University of Texas, Arlington, has designed and built a device that monitors the carbon dioxide a child exhales, and sends an alert via RFID seconds after the infant stops breathing.

  • Appliance Maker, Logistics Providers Test Passive RFID Container Seal

    By Claire Swedberg

    The developers—IPICO, E.J Brooks and Tenacent—say their new seal, which includes tamper detection, is a simpler, low-cost alternative to active tags.

  • RFID Data Sharing Standard EPCIS is Ratified

    EPCglobal today announced the ratification of Electronic Product Code Information Services (EPCIS), a secure, real-time standard for data sharing among trusted organizations. The ratification marks a key milestone in the effort to enable RFID-based supply chain visibility across trading partners and across continents.

  • Italian Stone Supplier Uses RFID to Track Marble, Granite

    By Rhea Wessel

    Bresciana Graniti employs passive 13.56 MHz tags to manage the production and distribution of the stone slabs it sells.

  • Alien Technology to Present RFID Applications at RFID Journal LIVE! 2007

    By Andrew Price

    Live demonstrations showing how to create pallet-pedigree, asset-tracking and flexible-logistics solutions will be held on the exhibit floor May 1 and May 2.

  • EPCglobal Ratifies EPCIS Standard

    By Beth Bacheldor

    Designed to help companies securely exchange data with their business partners in real time, the new standard is expected to have a big impact on RFID's ROI.

  • Aberdeen on RFID Adoption in Retail

    Aberdeen Group has released the latest installment in a series of reports on RFID adoption. Entitled , the report is available free for a limited time. Report author Russ Klein herein summarizes the key findings of best-in-class retailer end users and makes recommendations for other retailers to follow.

  • Fly-By RFID for Monitoring Power Towers

    By Rhea Wessel

    To help operators of electricity networks monitor their infrastructure for corrosion or damage, IBM's IT-Services and Solutions division is proposing an application combining active RFID tags with interrogators installed on helicopters.

  • NFC Taking Off More Slowly Than Expected

    By Mary Catherine O'Connor

    Market-watcher ABI Research has significantly scaled back its predictions for NFC's penetration into the cell-phone market, reflected in slow movement among mobile operators.

  • Australian Defense Force Begins RFID-Tagging Shipments

    By Claire Swedberg

    The military has deployed the same active RFID technology used by the United States and other allies, to enable interoperability and improved visibility of supplies to troops.

  • RFID News Roundup

    By Andrew Price

    Advanced ID partners with Malaysian provider of factory systems; RF Technologies offers health-care providers free RFID swap; Deister unveils reader modules with Intel R1000 chip; InfoLogix acquires RFID health-care patent; USA Technologies expands RFID payments to vending machines in Georgia, Louisiana; Legic expanding sales through licensing agreements.

  • UK's Manchester Airport to Track Travelers with RFID

    Manchester Airport has just wrapped a six-month traveler tracking trial. The airport used RFID tags to track 50,000 volunteers as they moved throughout the facility with the goal of measuring and improving the efficiency of airport operations.

  • Research Firm Increasingly Bearish on NFC

    ABI Research today announced a key forecast on the market for near field communication (NFC), the RFID-based technology that will enable a wide variety of contactless commerce via consumer cell phones. By 2012, just under 300 million phones will be equipped with NFC, or about 20 percent of the global market.

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